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  • A combat vehicle with pro-Russian gunman on top runs through downtown Slovyansk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
  • Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine.
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ukraine, russia, national/world
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  • A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
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  • The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.
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canada, stabbing, national/world
  • Police say they've taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line.
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  • Survivors, officials, first responders and guests pause as the flag is raised at the finish line during a tribute in honor of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Boston.
  • Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago.
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  • Survivors and supporters find ways to move on after a difficult year.
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  • Ukrainian army troops receive ammunition, with a Ukrainian flag in the back, in a field on the outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists.
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ukraine, russia, national/world
  • A masked pro-Russian man discards a Ukrainian flag after replacing it with a Russian flag on a ledge above a police station stormed by a mob in Horlivka, eastern Ukraine
  • The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding.
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ukraine, russia, united nations, national/world
  • In this Monday, April 14, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force an autonomous underwater vehicle is deployed from ADV Ocean Shield in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
  • The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine, authorities said.
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  • A man removed from a plane after he allegedly tried to open a door during flight was charged with interfering with the crew.
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california, nebraska, national/world
  • People gathered at the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April. 14, 2014. An explosion blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigerias capital, Abuja
  • Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's capital.
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africa, explosion, bombing, national/world
  • This photo provided by 41ActionNews, shows Frazier Glenn Cross. Cross is accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City, Sunday April 13, 2014.
  • There's scant evidence the Army veteran and retired trucker with Ku Klux Klan links ever resorted to violence before Sunday.
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shooting, crimetracker, kansas, national/world
  • This photo provided by the Utah County jail shows Megan Huntsman, who was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of killing six of her newborn children over the past decade.
  • A Utah mother told police she either strangled or suffocated six of her babies immediately after they were born.
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crimetracker, murder, homicide, utah, national/world
  • An Overland Park police officer and Kansas State Trooper guard the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after reports of a shooting in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  • The man accused of killing three people in attacks at Jewish-related sites in a Kansas City suburb is a white supremacist.
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shooting, crimetracker, kansas, national/world
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  • A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested after police found the tiny bodies.
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murder, homicide, crimetracker, utah, national/world
  • A member of Kechara Buddhist organization offers prayers for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  • Search crews will send a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday for the first time to try to determine whether underwater signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian plane's black boxes, the leader of the search effort said.
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  • Forensic experts inspect the site where a passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames near the town of Ciudad Isla in the Gulf state of Veracruz, Mexico, Sunday April 13, 2014.
  • A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported.
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accident, fire, mexico, national/world
  • People watch as a forest fire rages toward urban areas in the city of Valparaiso, Chile, Saturday April 13, 2014.
  • A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes.
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fire, chile, national/world
  • A pro-Russian gunman stands guard at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  • Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite repeated warnings from the Kremlin.
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ukraine, russia, national/world
  • Faithful take pictures with Pope Francis at the end of the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peters square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  • Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for 'selfies' with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd.
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pope francis, vatican city, national/world
  • A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.
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cattle, nevada, national/world
  • A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were trying to determine if there was any serious damage or injuries.
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earthquake, national/world
  • Syrian government media and rebel forces said Saturday, April 12, 2014 that poison gas had been used in the village on Friday, injuring scores of people, while blaming each other for the attack.
  • Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack.
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syria, national/world
  • An unidentified family member holds a nine-month-old boy, trying to avoid media as they leave after the boys court appearance in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, April 12, 2014.
  • A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy.
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pakistan, national/world
  • A bouquet of flowers is taped to a stairway rail near the closed entrance to Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Murrysville, Pa.
  • The legal fate of the 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing or slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at his high school will probably pivot more on his mental state than his tender age, attorneys say.
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stabbing, crimetracker, pennsylvania, national/world
  • Federal land managers abruptly ended the roundup of cattle on public land in southern Nevada owned by a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority, citing a 'serious concern' for the safety of employees and the public.
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cattle, nevada, national/world
  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Beijing, China Saturday, April 12, 2014.
  • Australia's leader warned that the massive search for the missing Malaysian jet would likely continue 'for a long time.'
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  • Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014.
  • What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home?
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shooting, murder, court, national/world
  • In this photo taken on Thursday, April 10, 2014, and released by the U.S. Navy, Airman 2nd Class Karl Shinn keeps watch out a window while flying in a P-8A Poseidon aircraft during a search mission looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
  • Officials are 'very confident' the signals they have heard are from the plane's black box, Australia's prime minister said Friday.
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  • Students leave the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh.
  • It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed as usual with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.
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pennsylvania, national/world
  • Authorities at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard.
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  • A jury has convicted a Houston woman of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe.
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texas, murder, stabbing, national/world
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  • The spontaneous memorial honoring victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon has taken on a new life in an exhibit.
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massachusetts, national/world, graciela moreno
  • The chief coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Center retired Chief Air Marshall Angus Houston shows a map to the media during a press conference about the on going search operations for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
  • Search crews hunting for the missing Malaysian jet have failed to relocate faint sounds heard deep below the Indian Ocean.
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  • Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014.
  • Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand for the first time, testifying that he was trying to protect the girlfriend he killed.
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shooting, murder, court, national/world
  • This undated image provided by Sariah English shows Eric and Charlotte Kaufman with their daughters, Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3.
  • The parents of a baby who fell ill and had to be rescued from a sailboat are defending their decision to sail with children.
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  • A man writes messages for passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 before a mass prayer for them, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 6, 2014.
  • U.S. Navy equipment has picked up signals consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, a search official said.
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  • An Afghan police officer stands guard as Afghan election workers, right, note serial numbers of ballot boxes at a warehouse of the Independent Elections Commission warehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 6, 2014.
  • Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic fraud after millions of people braved a Taliban threat to vote for a new president. But some cautioned against declaring a premature defeat of the Islamic militants.
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election day, afghanistan, national/world
  • A Sunday morning fire tore through a nursing home in southern Chile, killing 9 seniors and their caretaker.
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fire, chile, national/world